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post #76 of 185
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Hope this helps. beerchug.gif

 

Very useful and detailed responses, thanks!

 

I did think of another question I hope someone may answer for me: does the quality of the burn in audio matter? I assume other than the pink/white/brown noise, the music should at least be listenable. But does a 128kbps mp3 differ from a flac/wav file when burning in?

post #77 of 185
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Originally Posted by fx40er View Post

 

Very useful and detailed responses, thanks!

 

I did think of another question I hope someone may answer for me: does the quality of the burn in audio matter? I assume other than the pink/white/brown noise, the music should at least be listenable. But does a 128kbps mp3 differ from a flac/wav file when burning in?


To keep it short and sweet, durrrrrrrrr!!! LoL

 

The better the quality the more intense the sound, so if you have great dacs/ amps it will help speed up the process. A better source seems to not only make you music sound better but it helps with burn-in as well, that's from my experience anyways.

post #78 of 185

Lol thanks - very friendly and detailed responses. This is a great community biggrin.gif

post #79 of 185
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Originally Posted by fx40er View Post

Lol thanks - very friendly and detailed responses. This is a great community biggrin.gif


Hey i don't do this for free ya' know, you owe me those fx40s of yours but i'll only take them after you finish burning them in. wink_face.gif

 

Enjoy those 40s meng.

post #80 of 185

Just got these for $19.08 shipped off amazon and have to say I'll be buying a backup pair very soon.  However,  these IEM's are definitely amp/EQ-dependant.  I can see how burn-in is definitely required if using them straight into an iPod, but going from my PC > D1 DAC > Marantz 2230 with boosted bass I'm completely satisfied with the current sound and I haven't even put 10 hours into them (these can sound even better?!) 

 

Tested with various games with good sound design (Alan Wake, Braid, etc.) 

 

Setup:  PC (optical) > Audioengine D1 DAC > Marantz 2230 (+2 bass, 0 mid, 0 treble)

 

2 seperate tests:  

 

Straight into DAC:  Somewhat thin, unimpressive sound.  Harsh highs.  

DAC coupled with Marantz 2230:  Deep, immersive bass.  Non-fatiguing highs.  No need for burn-in.  

 

Straight in DAC: The gun sounds were weak and tinny.  Had to lower volume b/c of the highs.  Felt distanced from environment.  

DAC coupled with 2230: Even the 9mm pistol sounded strong.  Enveloping environmental sound effects such as wind and footsteps on dirt.  Bass rattled these things during some cutscenes.

 

 

 


Edited by Afro1989 - 5/6/13 at 7:26am
post #81 of 185

I just received my JVC FX40

 

I am pretty impressed for the price....running them off my Sansa Clip zip and this little amp

 

 

I am pretty happy with the set-up

post #82 of 185

Can someone please comment on the fit? I had serious problems with the fit of JVC Marshmallows, to the point where they were literally unusable for me.

 

I have "problem ears", where I usually need to wedge an IEM deep into my ear with a bi or tri-flange tip in order to get any sort of seal at all. Usually this requires a straight barrel design and then I have to wear them over the ear with the wire facing up.

 

From the looks of these things, I doubt they'd fit.

post #83 of 185

I'm sorry to say it, but it sounds like the FX40 may be a problem for you. I just got these (can't write a decent review yet), and the design is such that the casing is supposed to sit nicely on the outside and not go in at all. I don't have the Sony MH1c, but they have the Klipsch X10 design and you may want to give those a listen if you're interested in the FX40s.

post #84 of 185

So I decide to give these IEMs a listen, and oh boy,  I . AM . IMPRESSED .

Tight punchy bass, high is a bit sparkly, bright sound and aggressive. They already sound good for me right out of the box., so no need to burn in. They shouldn't be recommended to newbies though, in my opinion

I suggest buying these directly from japan, because the japanese version has the L plug, 2 extra colors (white and orange, I bought the orange ones)


Edited by FrequencyBlue - 4/20/13 at 9:49pm
post #85 of 185

I love the sound of these, alittle uncomfortable for me while lying in bed.

 

I am also going to get a pair of Soundmagic PL50, at the suggestion of a fellow Head-Fier who said they are one of the most comfortable....hopefully they will sound at least as nice as the FX40

post #86 of 185

Heheh, I hope Joe Bloggs see this post, because the EQ religion just got another believer

 

Hvymetal and joker were right, male vocal and eletric guitar do sound distant on these IEMs, especially on some recordings. Using poweramp's EQ, I push the 500Hz and 1000Hz up a liiiiiiitle bit, and BAM! Problem fixed, no more distant vocal, no more distant guitars. They are just right there, where I want them to be. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I also bump 31Hz and 61Hz a little bit to make the drums sound more impactful. I like the sparkly high so I kept them intact. Will play around some more and see if something can be improve, but so far I am totally satisfied

 

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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

Lets do a straw poll, those who believe the FX40 must be burn-in to sound their best please copy, paste and add to the below and those who don't, can also add your vote:

 

Burn them like there's no tomorrow

 

1) rickdohc

2) ghostfit

3)

4)

5)

 

Nah !   ...it's all in your mind

 

1) hvymetal

2)

3)

4)

5)

 

EQ them to death

 

1) FrequencyBlue

2)

3)

4)

5)

there, I fixed your polls

post #87 of 185

Is there a difference between these and fxc51 ? I already own the fxc51.

post #88 of 185

bumping because I want to give these fantastic IEMs more attention ~

 

After listening for while, I decide to have a more serious A/B between these and the SHE3580 and I start to appreciate their clarity A LOT MORE, as well as the tight bunchy bass and sparkling high. Absolute fun sounding. (without EQing, of course)

 

Back then when I bought my first IEMs (which is $5) the dirt-cheap earbuds are muddy compared to them. Then I get my SHE3580, the $5 IEMs sound muddy compared to the Philips. And then I get the FX40, SH3580 start to sound muddy, again... Somebody please save my life oh wait nobody can, I am already too deep into this hobby :)

 

Posting a pic of my pair~

 


Edited by FrequencyBlue - 5/6/13 at 2:12am
post #89 of 185
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Originally Posted by FrequencyBlue View Post

 

I suggest buying these directly from japan, because the japanese version has the L plug, 2 extra colors (white and orange, I bought the orange ones)

whoa, thanks for the info.  decided to get my backup pair in orange also.  paid a bit more buying from Japan, but i'm a sucker for exclusive color options.

 

anyone have any suggestions for replacement tips?  i get a decent seal with the mediums, but i'm thinking some triple flange-ers might be better.

 

post #90 of 185
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Originally Posted by Afro1989 View Post

whoa, thanks for the info.  decided to get my backup pair in orange also.  paid a bit more buying from Japan, but i'm a sucker for exclusive color options.

 

anyone have any suggestions for replacement tips?  i get a decent seal with the mediums, but i'm thinking some triple flange-ers might be better.

 

 

no problem, I am also a sucker for exclusive stuff. Asked a friend of mine who stayed in Japan about these IEMs and he showed me the orange ones, immerdiately grabed them without hesitation.

 

I think |joker| knows more about those tips, He recommended me these double flanges http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_Eartips_p/ts1-df-50-cl.htm Haven't bought them though,  I have been low on money recently.

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